Historical knits

I’ve been swatching to make a sweater for a film called Tell Them of Us. Many knitters are participating in a project called Orkney to Omaha that involves recreating historical knits. I’ve been assigned the following sweater:
Screen Shot 2014-01-17 at 9.38.33 AMHere is the yarn: historical knitI received it two days ago. Yesterday I finished my swatch and wet blocked it.historical knit-2

As with many historical patterns, this one leaves a lot for the user to figure out on her own. I’m going to have to do some strategizing, but I have all of the measurements for the actress and an accurate gauge swatch, so here I go!

29 thoughts on “Historical knits

  1. This is so exciting!! I am going to enjoy watching the movie star sweater develop! And hey, this should shorten your degrees away from Kevin Bacon number! LOL! Beautiful yarn and beautiful sweater. Good luck!

  2. That is so exciting! I am sure it will come out great as all of your garments are spectacular and I love the way you modify all the patterns to fit. It’s helped me in making sweaters that fit much better. Can’t wait to see the pictures.

  3. Thats such a great idea for a project. How interesting to knit an older pattern! Looking forward to seeing the results. Good luck xx

    • I think I will just try to write up some good notes about what I did to interpret the existing pattern and share them. I’m not sure I will try to size it and write up a downloadable pdf.

  4. Could the colour be any more perfect?

    That looks like it will be an interesting sweater to work out. It seems almost like a jacket designed to fit over a very specific dress style. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do.

  5. That’s a gorgeous sweater, I can’t wait to see what you make of it. I think it’s the severe waist shaping that really gets me!

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